As a company, we are looking to comply with a specific set of standards that are protected under copyright law (think ISO).
Because of transparency requirements, we have to publish our final reports on this publicly on our website. The report reproduces some pieces of text from the copyrighted standard, as it is necessary to put the information in context.
An example could be like:
Provide optical measurements of the number of particles suspended in the air per each physical location sample.
We report the obtained measurements in the following table:
The first two lines are an extract from the copyrighted standard, followed by what would be our typical response to that particular field of data.
We worked through all the standard in such way and this led us to have large swaths of text from the standard in our final report.
Would this be an issue regarding copyright law? Or could it be considered fair use?